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Holy Water

Holy Water
Photograph by Mark Moffett

Cascading down a steep slope, a waterfall considered sacred by area residents threads through an evergreen and deciduous broad–leaved forest near Yunnan’s border with Tibet. Buddhist pilgrims commonly seek blessings by drenching themselves beneath such falls after circumambulating mountain areas considered holy.



Camera: Canon EOS III
Film Type: Ektachrome SW
Lens: 80-200mm P 4.0
Speed and F-Stop: N/A
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Early evening
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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